Archive: steroids

Jul 28, 2015 6:30 am

Lorenz Larkin: “Fighters popped for Steroids should be banned for life!”

UFC welterweight slugger Lorenz “The Monsoon” Larkin (16-4 MMA) recently sat down with BJPENN.com’s Chris Taylor to discuss a number of topics, one of those being the UFC’s revamped drug policy. Larkin is happy that the UFC has implemented year-round drug testing for fighters but doesn’t feel the penalty for those caught on steroids is...

Mar 28, 2015 1:23 pm

Coach Pederneiras: MMA without PEDs won’t be as spectacular

Andre Pederneiras is one of the greatest coaches in the sport of mixed martial arts. The founder of Nova Uniao has instructed some of the sports biggest stars including Jose Aldo, Renan Barao, Junior dos Santos, Pedro Rizzo and of course BJ Penn. Pederneiras recently spoke to Portal do Vale Tudo (as translated by Lucas...

Feb 4, 2015 8:00 am

Anderson Silva denies taking steroids prior to UFC 183

Yesterday, the NSAC announced that former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva tested positive for 2 performance enhancing drugs following his victory over Nick Diaz at last weekend’s UFC 183 event in Las Vegas. “The Spider” was tested for the banned substances on January 9, 2015, but according to the Nevada State Athletic Commission the results...

Nov 3, 2014 4:38 pm

Rousey Slams Cyborg, Wants Her Charged With Homicide

Despite Cris Cyborg’s attempt to make 135 pounds to eventually fight UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, which was brought to a halt when Cyborg tore a ligament in her ankle, Ronda Rousey took a verbal shot at Cris Cyborg. Rousey spoke to Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour to discuss why she believes Cyborg...


Aug 23, 2014 10:13 am

Dana White: Enhanced Drug Testing is Costing Us $2 Million

As Dana White made his way onto the stage for the “UFC Fight Night: Bisping vs. Le” post-fight press conference, he mentioned that it would be a while before the fighters made their way to the stage as they were getting drug tested. When asked why they just started doing this now, White fired back...

Aug 18, 2014 4:15 pm

Kennedy Compares Current State Of MMA To Mark McGwire Era Of Baseball

Tim Kennedy is never one to bite his tongue and refrain from speaking his mind, so it shouldn’t come as a shock to fans when he took a very firm stand against steroids. “I get so much crap from everybody. Like, ‘shut up pussy, why don’t you just use it yourself and actually have an...

Jul 21, 2014 7:03 am

PRIDE Contract Stated Fighters Could Use Steroids

Were the fights rigged, was everyone on steroids, did PRIDE FC have connections with the Yakuza? These are all questions that have been debated by fans of the sport for a while. There have been fighters who have come out and made statements about their time in PRIDE, and most of them have not been...

Apr 9, 2014 11:28 am

Random Drug Testing In The UFC Is Here – Fertitta Discusses

By Evan Stoumbelis One of the most popular topics among fight fans and fighters alike, random drug testing for fighters. Former welterweight kingpin Georges St. Pierre has made his viewpoint very clear, he wants random drug testing for fighters. On the heels of Jon Jones and Glover Teixeira’s random drug test, Sports Illustrated writer Jeff...

Mar 28, 2014 7:53 pm

VADA Responds To Fertitta’s Comments

By Evan Stoumbelis The Voluntary Anti-Doping Agency (VADA) has responded to UFC co-owner Lorenzo Fertitta’s comments regarding the potential for a third-party, in this case VADA, to test fighters year round. Former welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre is a very adamant supporter of third party testing. While training for his bout with Johny Hendricks Georges underwent...

Feb 12, 2014 6:03 pm

NSAC to Hold Meeting About TRT Exemption Before Vitor Belfort Applies for License

The Nevada State Athletic Commission will hold a meeting on February 26th to discuss their current ruleset on exemptions for testosterone replacement therapy (TRT). This meeting will take place three months before Vitor Belfort returns to Nevada in an attempt to dethrone UFC Middleweight Champion Chris Weidman. Vitor Belfort is no stranger to controversy in...

Feb 5, 2014 7:46 pm

Weidman Eyeing Trip Up To 205 Division

“Whatever the fans really want to see, and whatever is the toughest challenge for me. Right now, the 185-pound division is exciting. There’s a lot of guys and a lot of matchups that people want to see me against. So those are the fights I’m going to fight. But if it comes to the point...

Jan 29, 2014 4:40 pm

Chris Weidman: Belfort could take whatever he wants and just cycle off without a TUE

Chris Weidman is set to defend his UFC Middleweight Championship against Vitor Belfort. Dana White recently announced that the match will take place on either the Memorial Day weekend card or the July 4th weekend card. There is no doubt that Vitor Belfort has evolved immensely since his younger days. As a competitor who has...

Jan 15, 2014 9:14 pm

Dana White on GSP: If You Wanna Be a Man, Say it To Our Face

It was recently reported that Dana White had cut off all communicationwith the former UFC Welterweight Champion. Since then, St. Pierre has relied on interviews to let his voice be heard. He accused the Ultimate Fighting Championship of not drug testing their fighters enough citing that as one of the reasons he left. In the...

Jul 26, 2013 9:26 am

Whistleblower Claims MMA Fighters Involved In Biogenesis PED Scandal

By Evan Stoumbelis – @MMAEvan Former Biogenesis of Miami employee Porter Fischer turned boxes of documents over to Miami New Times last year, included in the documents were lists of athletes that Biogenesis supplied performance enhancing drugs to. These athletes come from all walks of sports, and Fischer stated that he and several associates have...

Feb 9, 2013 1:11 pm

Matt Riddle Rips TRT Use While Defending Use Of Marijuana In Epic Rant | UFC NEWS

“Funny thing about that is steroids aren’t on the same level as marijuana. You can do steroids in the UFC now, didn’t you hear? [TRT] is steroids and you can do steroids as long as you get a doctor’s note now. So Vitor Belfort just pops for testosterone and everybody’s like, ‘Oh, he failed.”‘ No...

Oct 20, 2012 10:15 am

Shane Carwin Declines VADA Enrollment | UFC NEWS

“The Ultimate Fighter” coaches have taped their season and put their focus in the training room as they prepare for their upcoming heavyweight clash. Roy Nelson, has enlisted in the VADA testing program and, it appears up until this point, has been lobbying for his opponent to do the same. According to a twitter posting...